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Is It Time for Nintendo Kill the Wii U?

When it comes to hardware, Nintendo just doesn't get the new generation -- and they aren't buying its consoles. Could the gaming giant have a future without the Wii U?

Microsoft Xbox 360 Schools Nintendo Wii U in the Sales Game

Nintendo has sold 400,000 Wii U consoles since the system's Nov. 18 launch, plus another 300,000 original Wii units last week. But Microsoft is still the gaming king: Its Xbox 360 outsold both systems combined, moving 750,000 consoles during the Black Friday holiday weekend.

'Zumba Fitness' Maker Majesco Hits the Wall

Suddenly, Majesco Entertainment isn't living up to its COOL ticker symbol. Shares of the video game developer and publisher got crushed on Tuesday after it surprised the markets by following its previous three blowout quarters with a loss for Q4.

Analysts: Santa's Bag Will Be Filled With Bargains

Consumers can expect a holiday shopping season heavy on promotional offers as stores offer sweet bargains on all manner of products amid a still-sluggish economy -- good news for buyers of tablet computers, smartphones and video games, all predicted to be big gift items this year.

Why Nintendo Will Never Be Great Again

Once upon a time, Nintendo was king of the video game consoles, but that day is long gone. Shares of Nintendo hit a five-year low this summer, wiping away any gains from the Wii era, and it took a steep operating loss to boot last quarter. Here's why there are no bonus lives in its future.

Nintendo Slashes Wii Price by 25%

Nintendo is making a major push to clear out its Wii inventory as it gears up to unveil its successor to the gaming system next month. The company will cut prices on the Wii video game console by 25% to $149.99, and bundle four of its more popular games as a $19.99 set.

Nintendo to Unveil Wii Update in June, But at What Price?

Under pressure to respond to competitors offering souped-up features for their video game systems, Nintendo announced Monday that it will offer a sneak peak of the Wii's successor in June. But while consumers may love the shiny new system, the real question is how much it will cost.

Xbox Shortages May Run Through February

Microsoft sold out of its Xbox video-game console in late December thanks to strong holiday-season demand, and may have product shortages in January and February as well, as the company's Kinect motion-sensor device has boosted the popularity of the system, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

Microsoft: 1 Million Kinect Gaming Systems Already Sold

Microsoft (MSFT) sold more than 1 million of its hands-free Kinect gaming system in the first 10 days after its launch. Microsoft is hoping the Kinect, which plugs into an Xbox and lets you play games just by moving your body or speaking commands, will help boost Xbox sales and fend off competition from Nintendo (NTDOY) and Sony (SNE).

Apple's Stealth Assault on the Video Game Market

By now you probably know that the surprise hit of Apple's latest earnings call was the hockey-puck-size AppleTV device. But an unexpected upside for Apple is that AppleTV could be a backdoor entry into the video-game console market. Here's how that would work.

At the Tokyo Game Show, Motion Controllers Take the Stage

The Nintendo Wii's dominance over motion-control gaming eroded further this weekend as Microsoft and Sony highlighted their own new controllers at Japan's largest video-game industry event. Plus, Sony updated PS3 to play 3-D Blu-ray movies.

Sony Cuts Price in Latest Round of E-Reader Wars

Sony has slashed the price of its Daily Edition e-reader to $299.99 from $349.99, following similar price cuts to Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Can any of these companies really make money at the reduced price levels?

Gyroscope Chip-Maker InvenSense Goes for an IPO

The cool technology that allows your iPhone or Wii controller to sense how you're moving it is a gyroscopic chip, and as the market for such motion-controlled devices grows, so do the prospects of gyroscopic chip makers like InvenSense, which just announced plans for an IPO.

Face-Off: Best Buy, Microsoft, GameStop

A range-bound market has left lots of brand name companies trading at attractive levels but sometimes a stock is cheap for a reason. That's the bull vs. bear case in a nutshell when it comes to the likes of Microsoft, GameStop and Best Buy.

Game Over: Why the Console Business Is Doomed

Video-game console makers apparently think their business will be saved by motion-sensing technology that would let you play Madden NFL 11 by running around your living room. Sorry, guys: Smart phone, social network and cloud-based games are going to drink your milkshake.

Nintendo Raises the Stakes

Nintendo plans to widen its advantage over the competition by launching a new version of the Wii in a package that will include accessories that it used to charge separately for.